Early MP38/40 six-cell pouch, « Fallschirmjäger »
Rare early MP38/40 six pocket paratrooper carrying Pouch. This type was the one specifically made early in the war for paratroopers before the standard types were made and issued to other branches (Armored Crews). In excellent condition with some minor dust and soiling and completely untouched. Constructed from an early blue cotton fabric material. Brown leather front closure, early type of white « HBT » belt loops, sewn in typical « Z » fashion commonly found on early issued equipment. Riveted cell dividers show slight use and are of heavier type green web material. This pouch was recently purchased indirect from the family of Pfc Leo G. Daignault of the 2nd Infantry in Massachusetts USA. This type of early MP38/40 has recently been the subject of a study in the latest book on German parachutist equipment by Karl Veltzé (German Paratroopers - Uniforms and Equipment 1936 -1945. Volume 2: Helmets, Equipment and Weapon). Top piece of early fieldgear for any collector !
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